"The World and Japan" Database (Project Leader: TANAKA Akihiko)
Database of Japanese Politics and International Relations
National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS); Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia (IASA), The University of Tokyo

[Title] Message of Condolences from Prime Minister KISHIDA Fumio regarding the Damages Caused by the Heavy Rain in the Republic of Korea

[Date] July 15, 2023
[Source] Prime Minister's Office of Japan
[Notes] Provisional translation
[Full text]

I am deeply saddened by the loss of many precious lives, and the tremendous damage to civilian life in the Republic of Korea caused by the record-heavy rain. On behalf of the Government and the people of Japan, I wish to express my sincere condolences about the loss of life and send deepest sympathies to the bereaved families. My thoughts go out to all those who were affected by this disaster and I sincerely hope that the affected areas such as the North Gyeongsang Province will make a swift recovery to their former state.